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Beachside State Recreation Area

5960 Southwest Pacific Coast Highway, Waldport, OR 97394
(541) 563-3220
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Ranked #2 of 9 attractions in Waldport
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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San Diego, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

As other reviewers have said, this is a small park with great beach access. When we first arrived all the spaces closest to the water were taken, but the Ranger suggested a couple spaces with views and we found one (#57) where we could see the ocean from our RV. We booked it for two nights. The next morning we... More

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Surprise, Arizona
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120 reviews 120 reviews
12 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

It is a small park and one only a couple so close to the ocean. It has RV parking with water and electric ( no waste tank dump). It also had tent sites, and many are good sized. The camping fee includes free showers, and wood is available for $5.00 a bundle. Most hook up sites are booked well in... More

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Nanaimo, Canada
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262 reviews 262 reviews
56 attraction reviews
341 helpful votes 341 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Drove by and to our good fortune someone had left a day early and we got their spot for a night. Have tried many times to just pop in, during, admittedly, the high seasons and camp here but have never been able to; our lucky night. We were in spot #77 and found it to be a roomy, quiet pitch... More

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Gearhart, Oregon
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174 attraction reviews
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

We stop here almost every time we drive by. It is good for a (leashed) dog walk. Rest rooms are convenient. If you want to walk on the beach this has to be the easiest walking access to the beach along the coast highway.

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Salem, Oregon
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Lots of parking with a short path to the beach! Dogs are allowed (on leash only). Protected areas available for a windscreen. Beautiful sand~

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Oregon Coast
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685 reviews 685 reviews
237 attraction reviews
1,770 helpful votes 1,770 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

The best feature of this campground is that it is located right on the beach - you do not have to climb over sand dunes, walk a long distance or cross the highway to get to the ocean! It is, I believe, the ONLY State Park along the Oregon coast that has camping right at the beach. (There are many... More

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Cottage Grove, Oregon
4 reviews 4 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Nice beach access and walking, and the dog loves it! Watch for the whales. If the weather is good take a lunch down with you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

We visited beachside for a 3-day camping trip and really liked it. The best spots are right on the ocean, and although we reserved many months ahead, we still weren't early enough to get one of these. We were in the middle. I wouldn't want to have one of the roadside sites, but the proximity to the beach was awesome.... More

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New Westminster, BC
5 reviews 5 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

Camping at its best on the beach, spent hours on the beach everyday ,and reallly enjoyed ourselves , we were in campsite 9 , only steps out the back of our campsitetothe beach !

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Bend, Oregon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

If you can reserve on of the campsites that are on the first row do so, they are right on the beach with good screening between sites. Very friendly helpful ranger, beautiful place to camp.

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